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Eye on Artists

“Two Chickens,” watercolor on canvas, by Ann Lieber

Editor’s note: Ann Lieber is the featured artist of the month at The Artist’s Mercantile, 720 Cooper Ave. An artist’s reception displaying her new works in watercolor and oil takes place from 6-8 p.m. today. Information: 947-0947City/hometown: Glenwood SpringsArtist background/education: Raised in a rural area of Missouri, where I learned to appreciate nature and to especially love all animals. I have lived in Colorado since 1958. I’ve attended many classes and workshops – continuing classes from Jane Seglem in watercolor, pen and ink, drawing and perspective. Workshops from Esther Moolick in oil at her studio near her home. Also, I’ve had instruction from Joel Johnson, Lanny Grant, Bob Rohm, Mark Silvers, Nancy Martin, Sally Thompson, Wewer Keohane, Ida Burnaman and others in watercolor, oil, pastel and gouache resist.Where was your most memorable show or gallery exhibition: Right here in Glenwood at the Fall Art Fair where I placed first in the animal category.Family information: My husband, Gary (my main helper, art advisor and critic), and I live in Glenwood Springs. Our son, Dale, lives in Rifle, and our daughter, Kelly, lives in Aurora with our grankitties. Still have relatives in Missouri and Kansas.Which three artists, living or dead, would you like to spend a weekend working with? Monet for his impressionism, Norman Rockwell for the human interest quality of his paintings, and George James because he is working with the plastic paper called Yupo.If you could only have one piece of art hanging in your living room, what would it be? There are so many beautiful art pieces, I’m not sure.If your art could be described in one word, what would it be? ColorfulFavoritesColor: teal blueMedium: watercolorPlace to create art: at paint day with the Art GuildBook: Any one by John GrishamSong: “Wind Beneath my Wings” Movie: “Brian’s Song”The Post Independent is asking accomplished artists to participate in “Eye on the Artists” by providing clear, descriptive, and fun explanations about what makes them tick as artists, including experiences in their field, hobbies and inspirations. Return completed forms to April Clark, at aclark@postindependent.com, 945-4487 (fax), or 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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